OSSINING WEEKLY WEB BLAST 4-12-2018


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THE MOBILE SHREDDER IS COMING TO THE VILLAGE OF OSSINING
Now you can safely destroy unwanted personal papers and documents!
When & Where: (Saturday) April 14, 2018  10am to 1pm at Community Center – 95 Broadway

Upcoming Programs in the Village and Town of Ossining

April

Ossining Farmers Market
What: Ossining’s Down to Earth Farmers Market We may have some warm weather coming up this weekend. Enjoy it outdoors at the farmers market! Come shop for vegetables, apples, cider, local meats and eggs, Long Island seafood, pickles, artisan breads and baked goods and more on Saturday. Also please note that on April 21st the farmers market will relocate for the day to Louis Engel Waterfront Park for the Green Ossining Earth Day Festival from 10am to 5pm. 
When: Saturday from 8:30AM-1PM
Where: Near Market Square at the corner of Spring & Main Streets, Ossining, NY
Contact: dacotah@downtoearthmarkets.com  

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Aging Contemplatively
What:
A Year-Long, six- Session, extended Retreat for Women.  For more information visit us at mariandale.org and like us on Facebook.
When: Winter/Spring 2018: April 12-13.
Where: Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562-2327
Contact: Mariandale Center, 914-941-4455 Ext. 106 or www.mariandale.org

Memories Collage
What:  Create a lovely collage with memorabilia you've been hanging onto.  Bring items you've had hidden away and make them into something you can display.  Bring copies of photos, trinkets, ribbon, lace, buttons, etc. These will be glued down and we will create an art piece suitable for framing.
When:  Saturday April 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:  Ossining Historical Society Museum, 196 Croton Avenue, Ossining New York
Info:  $10 class fee includes main supplies.  Call 914-941-0001 to register or email ohsm@optimum.net Click here for event flyer
Contact: Lavinia Wiggins, Class instructor at 914-299-9899  or laviniawiggins@yahoo.com 

Poetry: Doorway to Prayer
What: This writing workshop invites you to explore nature as healer, nature as delight, and nature as companion. Let the surroundings of Mariandale be your inspiration to paint words into a poetic rhythm of lyrical language. During the workshop, we’ll have writing prompts to explore the creative process as a spiritual path where you’ll be able to connect with your inner wisdom and the sacredness of solitude.
When: April 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where:  The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Maryknoll Speakers Series
What: “Charles Liteky’s Pilgrimage to Peace” Father Charles J. Liteky was a chaplain in the U.S. Army and received the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. During 1986, he placed the medal at the base of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as he took the next step in his personal pilgrimage from a Roman Catholic priest, military chaplain and Vietnam hawk to a civilian warrior for peace. Dr. Joseph Fahey will speak about Mr. Liteky’s memoir, Renunciation. A former Maryknoll seminarian and retired professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, Dr. Fahey befriended Charles Liteky during the war years.
When: Sunday, April 15, 2:30-4 p.m.
Where: Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining
Info: Free event. The Maryknoll Museum of Living Mission and the Maryknoll Gift Shop will be open. Click here for event flyer
Contact: Reservations requested and can be made by phone (914-941-7636 X2445) or email:  MaryknollSpeakersSeries@maryknoll.org

Photography and Meditation
What: Photography and Meditation is a workshop designed to cultivate mindful awareness, stimulate the senses, and open channels to seeing anew. Bringing the integration of meditation and the arts, Joy Baum will facilitate an ever expanding vision that will open your hearts to the compassion within and your mind’s’ eye to the beauty surrounding us all. The workshop will include both indoor and outdoor space incorporating the natural habitats, surrounding views and magnificent setting. Special equipment is not required, any digital camera, phone or tablet is acceptable. All levels of experience are welcome.
When: April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where:  The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Art Show Opening/Reception: The Art of Sylvia Bielen, OP
What: Please join us at the Mariandale Center for a viewing and reception to celebrate the artistic works of Sylvia Bielen, OP, on Sunday, April 15 at 3pm. The viewing of Passages for Eye and Mind will take place in the chapel at Mariandale, where guests can view the artwork and enjoy a reception just outside the chapel. All friends of Mariandale, new and old, are welcome to come and mingle.
When: April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where:  The Mariandale Center, 299 N. Highland, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Sparta Walking Tour
What: The first walking tour this year of the historic Sparta neighborhood at the south end of Ossining will be held on this Sunday, April 15. The tour will begin at the Jug Tavern at 1 p.m. with a showing of the video “The Battle for Sparta.” Participants will then walk about six blocks through the neighborhood learning about the historic homes in the landmarked district; the tour will end at around 3 p.m. Dr. Alan Stahl, a neighborhood resident and chair of the Village of Ossining Historic Preservation Commission, who teaches in the History Department of Princeton University, will lead the tour.
When: Sunday, April 15, 1 pm
Where: Jug Tavern, Rockledge Avenue and Revolutionary Road (behind the CVS)
Contact: Alan Stahl, alan@jugtavern.org

Clean Out Your Closets!
What: Donations Week for the Annual Rummage Sale - Here's a list of what we can't take: • Outdated electronics such as tube-type TV’s; • Computers, monitors and printers; • Appliances that don’t work; • Clothes and linens that are badly torn, soiled or stained; • Broken, chipped or cracked domestic items; • Baby cribs, car seats and strollers; • Mattresses and bed pillows; • Picture frames larger than 11”x17”; • Florist vases.
When: Donations accepted beginning Sunday, April 15, 11-3, Mon 9-4, Tues 9-9, Wed 9-4, Thurs 9-4.  SALE IS SUNDAY APRIL 21st 9-4
Where:  Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 So. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor (corner of Pleasantville /So State and Elm Rds).
Info: We are only accepting CHILDREN'S BOOKS this year.  Click here for event flyer  
Contact: For more information please visit our website: www.briarcliffchurch.org  or call 914-941-4368

Writing Tuesdays
What:
Writing Tuesdays invite you to explore your creativity in response to prompts and examples of published works where you’ll shape your words into prose, poetry, or journal musings. 
When:  Tuesdays, 1 to 3pm, on April 17, 24, and May 1.
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Presents 
What: The Bailsmen – Hot Jazz & Vintage Gypsy Swing - in Concert / Westchester Collaborative Theater’s (WCT) Jazz Masters Series presents The Bailsmen in their premier WCT engagement at the black box performance space, 23 Water St. in Ossining. Mixing French bistro, New Orleans dance party, and New York sophistication, the Brooklyn-bred group has been inspired by Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Sidney Bechet. The Bailsmen’s repertoire includes original compositions and modern adaptations of classic French and American jazz and swing tunes, as well as innovative takes on Django Reinhardt’s gypsy-inspired jazz.
When:  April 21 @ 7:30 PM
Where:  Wetchester Collaborative Theater 23 Water Street Ossining, NY 10562
Info:  Click here for event flyer 
Contact: wctcompany@gmail.com

Green Ossining's 8th Annual Earth Day Festival
What: As Westchester County’s largest community-run earth day festival, were adding two additional hours to the Festival (formerly 11a-4p), expecting visitors to exceed 4,000, and will be adding to the 100+ vendors from last year - growing the festival from some 300 attendees and 20 vendors in our first year. This year, as we celebrate the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, we will focus our theme on sustainable communities, including such things as renewable energy solutions, local resilience and the importance of supporting our local economy as well as the organizations that will help toward that, using and wasting less, being more resourceful, and being a more conscious consumer, among other things.

Featured events of the day include: 
• Arts & Artisan Vendors 
• Eco-demonstrations & hands-on activities 
• Focused Kid’s Activity Zone 
• Environmental advocacy 
• Zero-Waste in action on the Festival grounds 
• Delicious Local Food including vegetarian and vegan fare 
• Craft Beer: Sing Sing Kill Brewery, Six Degrees and Captain Lawrence
• Textile Recycling & E-Waste drop off
• Drum Circles: Bring your own Drum 
• Live Music with local musicians and by our stage hosts Mike & Miriam Risko and the Mike Risko Band, Christina Picciano (of All My Friends), Steve Kirkman, Greg Connors Music, The Shovel Ready String Band, Square Dance Caller Liz Slade, Fred Gillen Jr, Les Hommes de Cave, KJ Denhert and our very own Claremont Chorus
• Local “Green” Services/ Product Vendors available for sharing green practices and products
• Learn about using eco-friendly products & how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint! 
• Community Organizations: All existing to help you! Learn more about the variety of groups in our own backyard

When: Saturday, April 21st, 10a-5p
Where: Louis Engel Waterfront Park
Info: Click here for event flyer  Follow us on Instagram and go to our Facebook Event page for the most up-to-date information including over 100 vendor profiles, parking & transportation information, and stage-line-up.

The Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series, celebrates Earth Day with , AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER .  This is a Special Friday Night Screening Event.
What: AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER is the follow-up to the decade old AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, and is the Al Gore film that brought climate change into the heart of popular culture. The Sequel serves to educate on Climate Science and shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes--in moments private and public, funny and poignant--as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Gore invites us along on an inspirational journey across the globe that delivers tools to heal our planet The film challenges the audience to ask themselves, "  Must we change? Can we change? Will we change?" As always, this will be followed by our curated Q&A panel discussion. Our screening are always free and open to the public.​ 
When: Friday, April 27th at 630pm
Where: Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theatre
Info: Click here for event flyer View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNweQpZYlRw

SPECIAL Green Ossining Earth Day Festival OPPORTUNITY: Food Foragaing with Wildman Steve Brill
What: We are thrilled to welcome back Wildman Steve Brill to Green Ossining's 8th Annual Earth Day Festival where he will be giving foraging tours of Crawbuckie Preserve.  Naturalist-Author "Wildman" Steve Brill has been leading foraging tours in parks throughout the Greater NY area since 1982, for the public, for schools, libraries, parks departments, day camps, scouting groups, teaching farms, museums, environmental organizations, and more. TWO TOURS will be available this year: 9am and 2pm. Children are $10 and Adults are $15. Green Ossining is subsidizing the cost to keep registration prices low. ADVANCE REGISTRATION  is required, so check it out here: https://greenossining.wufoo.com/forms/z1y3o95q0uiximz/   For more info on the Festival - please indicate INTERESTED or GOING on our event page to be kept up to date on Stage Performances, Parking and other activities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1984841735114396/ 
When: Saturday, April 21th at 9am-10am and 2p-3p
Where: Crawbuckie Preserve (off of Beach Road)
Info: www.greenossining.org  Click here for event flyer

Etsy Mother's Day Artisan Market
What:  The Northeast Etsy Artists Association returns for a special Mother’s Day shopping event!   Discover and shop for exceptional quality unique handmade gifts exclusively from local artisans!  Featuring beautiful jewelry, all-natural skincare products, pottery, fused glass serve ware, fine art prints and cards, fabric accessories, crochet wear, journals, dolls and much more!     15% of sales proceeds goes to benefit the Friends of OPL, a non-profit organization that helps support the goals and activities of the library.   Plus, kids can create a card for mom at our "make and take" art table with the materials provided for a small donation that benefits the Friends. 
When:  Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10 AM to 4 PM
Where:  Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, New York.  Main Gallery, Lower Level.  
Info:  Click here for event flyer
Contact:  Robin Larido, Northeast Etsy Artists Association, northeastetsyartistsassoc@gmail.com, (914) 325-1145

Gravestone Cleaning and Restoration Workshop
What: Join Ossining Historic Cemeteries Conservancy for our 2017 Kickoff! Fun for all ages, no experience necessary -We supply materials and training. Students - community service credits available. Follow the yellow arrows from the Cemetery entrance to the workshop. Snacks and water provided
When: Saturday, April 28th, 9am to noon
Where: 104 Havell Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Info: Click here for event flyer
Contact: OHCC10562@gmail.com or find us on FaceBook

Dancing for the Children  
What: A dance concert to benefit the Ossining Children's Center.  Come and enjoy an unforgettable dance concert while supporting the Ossining Children’s Center (OCC).  OCC provides nurturing care and education for children, ages 8 weeks to 12 years. The center creates a foundation for children’s life-long intellectual, social and emotional development and serves as a community resource and advocate for families. Dancing for the Children features dance studios and ensembles from across the Westchester area.  All proceeds go directly towards OCC's tuition assistance program. Every ticket purchased helps enable a child from a low income family to come to the center and participate in all of OCC's high quality programs.  
When:  April 29th from 2:30 to 5:00
Where:  Dr. Frances G. Wills Auditorium, Briarcliff High School 444 Pleasantville Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 
Info: Tickets are can be purchased for $20 at http://nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=10330.  If you can’t attend please consider clicking on the link and making a donation. For more information visit our website at ossiningchildrenscenter.org or call 914-941-0230.

Join the Fight Against Cancer at 2018 Day at the Capitol
What: Join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s passionate volunteers, survivors, patients, family members, and caregivers to represent Ossining in advocating for legislation to reduce the pain and suffering caused by cancer. We are a non-partisan group of cancer fighting activists from around the state.
When: Monday, April 30, 2018  10 am to 4pm
Where: Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY – Training, meals and transportation will be provided free of charge and no experience is necessary.
Info: https://www.acscan.org/events/2018-day-capitol-1
Contact: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:  Lucy Miller (lucy.miller@cancer.org), Grassroots Manager, or Marcia Earle (marcia.earle@verizon.net), Ambassador-Constituent Team Lead.

May

The Lantern Gift Shop “Spring Fling” and Spring Tea Luncheon
What:  A CELEBRATION OF SPRING AND MOM! A shop full of gifts for Mom & others on your gift list!  Shop, then relax at our Spring Tea Luncheon.  Enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, assorted sweets & tea ($10).
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The Shop is open 10 AM – 3 PM.  Luncheon 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Where: The Lantern Gift Shop, St. Paul’s on the Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY 10562 (Just east of Rt. 9A off of Rt. 133) 
Info: Click here for event flyer See examples of shop inventory on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TheLanternGiftShop/  Website:  http://stpaulsonthehill.org/buildings-and-grounds/lantern-gift-shop/
Contact: St. Paul’s on the Hill Church Office 914.941.6627, stpaulsganung@gmail.com or (on day of sale only) 914.941.4434

2018 Car Show
What:  To benefit the Christopher Columbus Lodge #692 and the Ossining P.B.A. Join us for our classic car show featuring cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Food, soda and coffee will be available, as well as free popcorn provided by Al’s Moving and Storage. Music will be provided by DJ Johnny G. Registration and sponsor forms are in the link below or upon request. 
When: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10AM - 4PM (Rain Date is May 20, 2018)
Where: Ossining Metro North Train Station
Info:  link: https://www.facebook.com/events/354060391770733/?ti=icl  
Contact: Marco Piscopiello 914-804-4943  Email: mpisco692@gmail.com

​The Green Ossining Repair Cafe
What: Got beloved but broken items that need repair?  We're here to help!  The Repair Cafe provides an opportunity for community-sourced repair of broken items, reducing contributions to the waste stream and building a sense of community through skill sharing. Coaches are expected to be on-hand to provide free assistance with repairing/advising on: Fabric Repair: seams, cuffs, hems, patches, buttons, pockets, etc  Wood Repair Electrical Appliances Toys Tech Support for Computers & Mobile Devices Plants: Advice & How-Tos Ceramic Repair Bikes (including tires) Kids Table: learning circuitry & how stuff works Costume Jewelry Gasoline power tools cannot be used or repaired at the Cafe.  Melrose Lumber has offered to provide lamp parts at cost that will be available at the Repair Café.  If needed and upon advisement of Repair Cafe coaches, all other parts needed will need to be purchased by the owner.  To learn more about the Repair Café: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gVjU1ydAUlQ 
When: ​Saturday, May 19th from 11a-3​pa
Where: ​Caputo Recreation Center/lower level
Where: Click here for attached flyer (Spanich/English)

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adopt a tree
Adopt a Tree Well Program
The Recreation & Parks Department is excited about the downtown beautification program "Adopt a Tree Well". This program, brought to the community by the Downtown Economic Development Fund Council, allows individuals, organizations or businesses to "adopt" a tree well for a contribution of $199.00.  Click here for more information and access to the application.

food pantry info

Ossining Food Pantry Asking for Your Support
What:  Please consider making an on-line donation to help Ossining Food Pantry feed our neighbors in need.  A one-time or reoccurring monthly donation will be greatly appreciated.  We are 100% volunteer organization.  Virtually all of your donation will go toward the cost of food for the needy.
Info:  Follow this link to our web site:  www.OssiningFoodPantry.org
Contact:  Ossining Food Pantry, P.O. Box 869, Ossining, NY  10562 or call 914-762-5510 and leave a voicemail message and a volunteer will return your call.

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Ossining’s Museum in the Streets (MITS)

What: MITS is a free, self-guided walking tour and consists of 25 numbered panels with images and explanatory text about the architecturally and historically significant buildings within the Downtown Ossining Historic District. 
When: On a 24/7 basis
Where: The tour starting point is located on the north side of the Ossining Open Door Medical Center at 247 Main St. in Downtown Ossining. However visitors one can also begin at any of the numbered panels and take as few or as many panels as desired.
Info:    Click here for more information
Contact:  miguel.hdz@verizon.net for further information

Theater O Classes and Auditions!
What: Classes are enrolling for the Spring 2018.  Classes in all things theater for ages 3+ - from acting to playwriting, improv to design, musical theater to directing, and more! Check it out at www.theatero.org! Join the Play!
When:  M-F 3pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
Where: Theater O 25 State Street Ossining NY 10562
Contact: Theater O, info@theatero.org, 914-487-4322, Jessica Irons Artistic Director

Want to Get a High School Equivalency Diploma?
What:  Let us help you plan, study, and get the diploma so you can get a better job, go to college, and help your family.  Take the first step toward your goal.  Attend an orientation to find out about ways you can get a diploma, classes and tools that can help you, and assessing your skills and outlining a study plan.  We can even connect you with a tutor who will provide personalized support.  
When: 1st Thursday of the Month; 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave, Ossining
Info: Click here to see event flyer 
Contact:
  TASC@wlsmail.org  (914) 231-3264

Briarcliff Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
What: This group of high school students makes fun events happen for their peers at the public library and take part in everything from brainstorming, to planning, to advertising, to setting up and finally to enjoying the great event! Also help us serve you and your peers better by recommending what you think we should have at the library. We are always open to any new projects that you think TAB and the library should take on so that the library is a welcoming place for high school students. Meetings are held at the library on the first Sunday of the month from 4 - 5 PM. Shorter meetings are held on Thursdays after school in the cafeteria at Briarcliff High School. You do not need to attend all meetings to be a member. Come to what you can and let your voice be heard!
When: First Sunday of Every Month 4:00 - 5:00 PM, some short meetings on Thurs at 2:20 PM
Where: Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Thursday meetings at Briarcliff Manor High School
Contact: Amy Kaplan, abgkaplan@gmail.com

Therapeutic Foster Parents NEEDED
What: Family Services of Westchester is looking for individuals who are interested in learning about becoming a Therapeutic Foster Care Parent! We are looking for loving people willing to open their homes and hearts to a child in need of a stable, safe home environment. 
Info: Click here for flyer 
Contact:
Please contact Karen Fink, program supervisor at (914) 305-6842

Volunteers Needed - English-Spanish Translators  
What: The Ossining School District needs volunteers! Volunteering offers an opportunity to serve the community and can be a rich, rewarding experience. The district is seeking bilingual English-Spanish volunteers to serve as translators at district and school events. These events include but are not limited to, parent-teacher conferences, parent engagement nights and college fairs. We are dedicated to ensuring all members of our diverse community have equal access to Info and can fully participate in the educational life of their children. An Infoal flier is attached. Please kindly share this Info with members of your agency and/or community. Individuals with some time to serve as a translator and who are interested in making a difference may fill out an online form to be added to the district’s translator database. We welcome and greatly appreciate your help! 
When: Ongoing 
Where: Ossining Union Free School District 
Contact: Ms. Ferzeen Shamsi at (914) 762-5830, ext. 4309

Free Online Full-length Diagnostic ACT or SAT
What: In-Home Tutoring Services is offering a free online diagnostic ACT or SAT to all Ossining and Croton high school students.  Upon completion of the diagnostic test students will be given a comprehensive score assessment, pinpointing areas of strength and weakness.  Following the test, for 30 days students will have access to video tutorials for all diagnostic test questions. 
When: Personalized schedule, based on student's request
Where:  Ossining - student's home or library
Contact: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, 914-236-4650 or jmori@clubztutoring.com

Trivia Night with "Let's Go Trivia!" 
What:  Grab your friends, co-workers or family and come down to 6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery to test your general knowledge. It's FREE to play!  Join us for a night of fun, friendly competition, awesome craft beer and amazing food.  "Let's Go Trivia" consists of 5 rounds with 10 questions per round. One point is given for every correct answer and the team with the most overall points after 5 rounds is that night's winner. If there's a tie after any round, a game of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots will determine the winner. Prizes are awarded to each round's winner and to the team with the most overall points. Trivia Night is presented by Bar-A-Cudas.
When:  Every Wednesday at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:  6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery 35 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  http://www.6degreesbp.com/

LIVE Music at 6 Degrees Brewery
What: 
Come down and enjoy music from some of the best local talent with live music performances on Tuesdays & Thursdays. FREE Admission.
When:  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where:  6 Degrees of Separation Restaurant & Brewery  35 Main Street  Ossining, NY 10562 
Contact:  http://www.6degreesbp.com/

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) is launching a full and diverse slate of eight-session acting classes
What:  Scene and Monologue Study with Bob Rogerson, an in-depth study of the craft of acting designed for the intermediate and advanced actor. Tuition is $340/ $295 for WCT members.  Acting for Camera with Matt Lagle, designed to familiarize students with on-camera work and, if desired, prepare audition reels. Tuition is $340/ $295 for WCT members.  Improvisation for Theater and for Fun with Jim Brownold, to help experienced actors, new actors and non-actors trust their instinctive creativity through a fun and inventive avenue of expression. Tuition is $195/ $160 for WCT members.
Where:  Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)   23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562
Info:  Click here for event flyer 
Contact:  Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)   Website: www.wctheater.org/classes  E-mail: wctclasses@gmail.com   Phone: (914) 236-4297

Ossining Second Saturday Jazz
What: Every Second Saturday and 4th Saturday through the month of June at the Elks Lodge in Ossining, local jazz musicians will be performing. All door proceeds go to the band. Cash bar and food provided by the Lodge. A separate $10 buffet starts at 6pm.
When: Every Second Saturday and 4th Saturday through the month of June 2018
Where: Ossining Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562
Info: Click here for event flyers 
Contact: John Codman III, john@johncodman.com, 917-488-7187

WCT to Launch New, Locally-filmed Web Series This Spring:  New Venture Will Be Created Collaboratively by Acting for Camera I Actors and WCT Playwrights
What: Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) is launching an innovative new venture, a locally produced web series created in collaboration with WCT playwrights as an extension of its Acting for Camera I classes. Acting for Camera I students will be given top priority in casting. Topics covered in Acting for Camera I, which is open for enrollment,  include scene rehearsal; initial video recording; viewing of playback, critique and re-recording; on-camera technique for monologues and two-person scenes; spokesperson study; teleprompter technique; and self-taping auditions. 
When: Tuesdays, February 27 - April 17, 7:00-10:00pm
Where: Westchester Collaborative Theater 23 Water Street Ossining, NY 10562
Info:  Click here for event flyer Caption:  Jon Barb preps before going 'live' in Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s Acting for Camera I class taught by Matt Lagle.
Contact: Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) 23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562 https://www.wctheater.org/classes   E-Mail: wctclasses@gmail.com  Phone: (914) 236-4297 

Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Scene/Monologue Study Open For Enrollment Now
What:  Scene and Monologue Study, a deeper study of the craft of acting for intermediate and advanced actors, will be taught by actor and director Bob Rogerson.  Rogerson who has been teaching acting for more than 20 years and has performed in over 100 productions, holds an MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC. He integrates a mix of traditional and modern acting methods as well as physical acting, voice and ear training. Rogerson’s classes offer tailored individuated instruction, addressing specific issues based on each actor’s strengths and needs.  
When: Mondays, February 26 - April 16, 7:00 - 10:30pm
Where: Westchester Collaborative Theater 23 Water Street Ossining, NY 10562 
Info: Click here for event flyer Caption:  Betsy Miller of Ossining and Mohegan Lake resident Susan Bond work on a scene in Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s Scene and Monologue Study class taught by Bob Rogerson. 
Contact: Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) 23 Water Street, Ossining, NY 10562 https://www.wctheater.org/classes E-Mail: wctclasses@gmail.com  Phone: (914) 236-4297

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEIGHBORS LINK:  Ossining Site
What:  Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for its Ossining Site. Programs include ESL tutoring and a Parent Child Together class. We are planning on this programming beginning the week of March 12th!  We offer great training to our volunteers as well.
When: MONDAYS:  10-12: ESL tutoring 1-3: Parent Child Together Class FRIDAYS: 10-12: ESL tutoring
Contact:  Amy Werner, Volunteer Manager at awerner@neighborslink.org if you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer team. https://www.facebook.com/NeighborsLink/  https://www.neighborslink.org/

Free Online Full-length Diagnostic ACT or SAT
What: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services​ is offering a free online diagnostic ACT or SAT to all Ossining and Croton high school students.  Upon completion of the diagnostic test students will be given a comprehensive score assessment, pinpointing areas of strength and weakness.  Following the test, for 30 days students will have access to video tutorials for all diagnostic test questions.  
When: Personalized schedule, based on student's request
Where: ​ Online
Contact: Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, 914-236-4650 or jmori@clubztutoring.com

Youth Music Program for Kids 4-17
What:  The Youth Music Program provides small group lessons for kids (ages 4-17) in singing, rudimental and hand drumming and guitar, and instruction in how to practice, how to audition and in etiquette for performance – plus snacks and supervised play. The Youth Music Program is for the benefit of children from the community at large, regardless of their religious backgrounds. It does not include religious content.
When: Mondays and Fridays, April 9 to June 8, Monday & Friday, 3-5 PM
Where: Parish Hall, St. Paul’s on the Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY 10562 
Info:  http://stpaulsonthehill.org/music/youth-music/ (You may also download a registration form from this web page).  COST:  $50 per family Click here for event flyer
Contact: St. Paul’s on the Hill Church Office 914.941.6627, stpaulsganung@gmail.com

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Religious Organizations

Contemplative Prayer Thursday
What: Each Thursday, from 11:30 am until noon, we gather as spiritual companions seeking God’s guidance. Come join us in prayer for peace, for yourself, for others, and for the world. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the main chapel at the Mariandale Center.
When: Every Thursday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining, NY
Contact: Mariandale Center, 914-941-4455, www.mariandale.orgmariandale@ophope.org

Healing Service with Eucharist
What: Healing Service at Trinity Church sponsored by area Episcopal Churches, beginning October 3rd.
When: Tuesdays at noon
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 South Highland Avenue, Ossining
Contact: Trinity Episcopal Church, Mo. Cooper Conway, 914-941-0806, trinityossining@gmail.com

Dances of Universal Peace
What:  The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) set scriptures and sacred phrases from the world’s spiritual traditions to music and movement. The Dances evoke a unified experience of movement, sound, breath, and sacred phrase. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is encouraged to join in.
When:  May 1, June 5, July 3, & Aug. 7, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

Reflection/Discussion Series: Becoming a Spiritual ‘Midwife’
What:  Topics include: paths to personal growth, ways to soften our hearts, letting go, moving through losses and sorrows, sharing God’s promise, sacred teachings about Sophia Wisdom and connections that bind us to Earth and the Cosmos.
When:  May 1, and June 5, from 1 to 3 pm
Where: The Mariandale Center, 299 North Highland, Bldg. 5, Ossining, NY 10562
Contact:  The Mariandale Center, 914 941 4455 or www.mariandale.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc.
What: Volunteers for a hospitality program at the Sing Sing Correctional facility that is held
When: Saturdays, Sundays, and most major holidays; from 8am to 11 am or 12pm to 2:30pm.
Where: Sing Sing Correctional Facility 354 Hunter Street, Ossining NY 10562
Info: Our organization provides hospitality to the visitors who come to visit their loved ones. We also provide toys, puzzles, and games to the people in the facility to help normalize the visiting time.
Contact: Dorothée Caulfield, Director, Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc. deaconfee@gmail.com